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Deceptive Advertising

Evanger's Hunk of Beef

In recent years, pet food scandals have caused people to do more research about what they feed their pets. But this research primarily involves finding out what pet food makers say about their products and trusting those claims, as plaintiffs Nicole and Guy Mael trusted the claims that Evanger’s made about its dog food.

Milk Thistle

For over 2,000 years, human beings have been taking milk thistle as a medicine for liver or gallbladder problems. It’s a familiar purple and green plant, found all over the world. These days, we get our milk thistle not from the field but from a supplement container, so it’s important that the labeling of the containers is accurate.

Aloe Vera Gel

Six thousand years ago, in ancient Egypt, aloe vera was call “the plant of immortality,” and it continues to have lots of uses today. But when consumers buy products that are said to contain aloe vera gel, are they getting the real thing?

image of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil

 

Does Costco’s Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil supply the amounts of omega fatty acids its label promises? And why is that important?

Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine supplements are popular remedies for osteoarthritis and joint pain, but is the glucosamine in the most effective form? Do the labels honestly indicate which form is used?

New York & Company Outlet

New York & Company Stores, Inc. operates both regular and outlet stores in California that sell women's clothing and accessories. This class action alleges that the company offered false discounts in its outlet stores, suggesting that merchandise had originally been offered in at higher prices.

iSpring RO filtration system

Consumer Reports has found that American consumers are willing to pay more for products made in the USA, because of “a belief in American quality and safety” and because they believe those purchases support American workers and the economy.

The plaintiff in this class action alleges that RHG & Company, Inc., doing business as Vital Nutrients, falsely labeled and advertised some of its products as being made in the USA, even though some of their components were sourced outside the USA. 

This is a settlement of a class action that claimed that Similasan offered deceptive labels and marketing for its homeopathic products, because they do not work as advertised. The complaint notes that homeopathic remedies were meant to be tailored to the individual, further notes that there is little evidence that homeopathy is effective in any case. 

This is the settlement of a class action against Honeywell International, Inc. claiming that TrueSTEAM humidifiers were defective in their design and manufacturing and that they were deceptively marketed because of the alleged effects of mineral scale and sediment build-up on the units.

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